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Cover vs. Fledge

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Covernoun

A lid.

Fledgeverb

(transitive) To care for a young bird until it is capable of flight.

Covernoun

(uncountable) Area or situation which screens a person or thing from view.

‘The soldiers took cover behind a ruined building.’;

Fledgeverb

(intransitive) To grow, cover or be covered with feathers.

Covernoun

The front and back of a book, magazine, CD package, etc.

Fledgeverb

(transitive) To decorate with feathers.

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Covernoun

The top sheet of a bed.

Fledgeverb

(intransitive) To complete the last moult and become a winged adult insect.

Covernoun

A cloth, usually fitted, placed over an item such as a car or sofa to protect it from dust, rain, etc. when not in use.

Fledgeadjective

(archaic) Feathered; furnished with feathers or wings; able to fly.

Covernoun

A cover charge.

‘There's a $15 cover tonight.’;

Fledgeadjective

Feathered; furnished with feathers or wings; able to fly.

‘His shoulders, fledge with wings.’;

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Covernoun

A setting at a restaurant table or formal dinner.

‘We need to set another cover for the Smith party.’;

Fledgeverb

To furnish with feathers; to supply with the feathers necessary for flight.

‘The birds were not as yet fledged enough to shift for themselves.’;

Covernoun

(music) A new performance or rerecording of a previously recorded song; a cover version; a cover song.

Fledgeverb

To furnish or adorn with any soft covering.

‘Your master, whose chin is not yet fledged.’;

Covernoun

(cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.

Fledgeverb

feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight

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Covernoun

(topology) A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.

‘The open intervals are a cover for the real numbers.’;

Fledgeverb

decorate with feathers;

‘fledge an arrow’;

Covernoun

(philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.

Fledgeverb

grow feathers;

‘The young sparrows are fledging already’;

Covernoun

(military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.

Fledgeverb

(of a young bird) develop wing feathers that are large enough for flight

‘the young fledge around four weeks after hatching’;

Covernoun

(legal) In commercial law, a buyer’s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.

Fledgeverb

bring up (a young bird) until its wing feathers are developed enough for flight

‘they fledged twenty-four chicks in fourteen months’;

Covernoun

(insurance) An insurance contract; coverage by an insurance contract.

Fledge

Fledging is the stage in a flying animal's life between hatching or birth and becoming capable of flight. This term is most frequently applied to birds, but is also used for bats.

Covernoun

(espionage) A persona maintained by a spy or undercover operative; cover story.

Covernoun

(dated) A swindler's confederate.

Covernoun

The portion of a slate, tile, or shingle that is hidden by the overlap of the course above.

Covernoun

In a steam engine, the lap of a slide valve.

Covernoun

(construction) The distance between reinforcing steel and the exterior of concrete.

Coveradjective

Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.

Coveradjective

(music) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.

Coververb

(transitive) To place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect.

‘He covered the baby with a blanket.’; ‘When the pot comes to a boil, cover it and reduce the heat to medium.’;

Coververb

(transitive) To be over or upon, as to conceal or protect.

‘The blanket covered the baby.’;

Coververb

(transitive) To be upon all of, so as to completely conceal.

‘Regular hexagons can cover the plane.’;

Coververb

(transitive) To set upon all of, so as to completely conceal.

‘You can cover the plane with regular hexagons.’;

Coververb

To put on one's hat.

Coververb

(transitive) To invest (oneself with something); to bring upon (oneself).

‘The heroic soldier covered himself with glory.’;

Coververb

(of a publication) To discuss thoroughly; to provide coverage of.

‘The magazine covers such diverse topics as politics, news from the world of science, and the economy.’;

Coververb

To deal with or include someone or something.

Coververb

To be enough money for.

‘We've earned enough to cover most of our costs.’; ‘Ten dollars should cover lunch.’;

Coververb

(intransitive) To act as a replacement.

‘I need to take off Tuesday. Can you cover for me?’;

Coververb

(transitive) To have as an assignment or responsibility.

‘Can you cover the morning shift tomorrow? I'll give you off next Monday instead.’; ‘He is our salesman covering companies with headquarters in the northern provinces.’;

Coververb

(music) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).

Coververb

To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm.

Coververb

To provide insurance coverage for.

‘Does my policy cover accidental loss?’;

Coververb

To copulate with (said of certain male animals such as dogs and horses).

‘I would like to have my bitch covered next spring.’; ‘The stallion has not covered the mare yet.’;

Coververb

To protect or control (a piece or square).

‘In order to checkmate a king on the side of the board, the five squares adjacent to the king must all be covered.’;

Coververb

To extend over a given period of time or range, to occupy, to stretch over a given area.

Coververb

(sports) To defend a particular player or area.

Coververb

To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth.

Coververb

To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.

‘And with the majesty of darkness roundCovers his throne.’; ‘All that beauty than doth cover thee.’;

Coververb

To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory.

‘The powers that covered themselves with everlasting infamy by the partition of Poland.’;

Coververb

To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods.

‘A cloud covered the mount.’; ‘In vain shou striv'st to cover shame with shame.’;

Coververb

To brood or sit on; to incubate.

‘While the hen is covering her eggs, the male . . . diverts her with his songs.’; ‘The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen.’;

Coververb

To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat.

‘His calm and blameless lifeDoes with substantial blessedness abound,And the soft wings of peace cover him round.’;

Coververb

To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit.

Coververb

To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses.

Coververb

To put the usual covering or headdress on.

‘Cover thy head . . . ; nay, prithee, be covered.’;

Coververb

To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; - said of the male.

Coververb

To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet.

Covernoun

Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book.

Covernoun

Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak.

‘A handsome cover for imperfections.’;

Covernoun

Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover.

‘Being compelled to lodge in the field . . . whilst his army was under cover, they might be forced to retire.’;

Covernoun

The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover.

Covernoun

The lap of a slide valve.

Covernoun

A tablecloth, and the other table furniture; esp., the table furniture for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests.

‘Letters . . . dispatched under cover to her ladyship.’;

Covernoun

a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;

‘they crouched behind the screen’; ‘under cover of darkness’;

Covernoun

bedding that keeps a person warm in bed;

‘he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep’;

Covernoun

the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it;

‘the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft’;

Covernoun

the front and back covering of a book;

‘the book had a leather binding’;

Covernoun

a natural object that covers or envelops;

‘under a covering of dust’; ‘the fox was flushed from its cover’;

Covernoun

covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container);

‘he removed the top of the carton’; ‘he couldn't get the top off of the bottle’; ‘put the cover back on the kettle’;

Covernoun

fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations;

‘artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal’;

Covernoun

a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink

Covernoun

a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else;

‘they made a cover of a Beatles' song’;

Covernoun

a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent);

‘her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment’;

Coververb

provide with a covering or cause to be covered;

‘cover her face with a handkerchief’; ‘cover the child with a blanket’; ‘cover the grave with flowers’;

Coververb

form a cover over;

‘The grass covered the grave’;

Coververb

span an interval of distance, space or time;

‘The war extended over five years’; ‘The period covered the turn of the century’; ‘My land extends over the hills on the horizon’; ‘This farm covers some 200 acres’;

Coververb

provide for;

‘The grant doesn't cover my salary’;

Coververb

deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression;

‘This book deals with incest’; ‘The course covered all of Western Civilization’; ‘The new book treats the history of China’;

Coververb

include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory;

‘This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds’; ‘this should cover everyone in the group’;

Coververb

travel across or pass over;

‘The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day’;

Coververb

be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism;

‘Snow reported on China in the 1950's’; ‘The cub reporter covered New York City’;

Coververb

hold within range of an aimed firearm

Coververb

to take an action to protect against future problems;

‘Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself’;

Coververb

hide from view or knowledge;

‘The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House’;

Coververb

protect or defend (a position in a game);

‘he covered left field’;

Coververb

maintain a check on; especially by patrolling;

‘The second officer covered the top floor’;

Coververb

protect by insurance;

‘The insurance won't cover this’;

Coververb

make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities;

‘he is compensating for being a bad father’;

Coververb

invest with a large or excessive amount of something;

‘She covered herself with glory’;

Coververb

help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities;

‘She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week’;

Coververb

be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of;

‘Is this enough to cover the check?’;

Coververb

spread over a surface to conceal or protect;

‘This paint covers well’;

Coververb

cover as if with a shroud;

‘The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery’;

Coververb

copulate with a female, used especially of horses;

‘The horse covers the mare’;

Coververb

put something on top of something else;

‘cover the meat with a lot of gravy’;

Coververb

play a higher card than the one previously played;

‘Smith covered again’;

Coververb

be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

Coververb

sit on (eggs);

‘Birds brood’; ‘The female covers the eggs’;

Coververb

clothe, as if for protection from the elements;

‘cover your head!’;

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